Madison Witches Ride to conjure 4 hours of hocus-pocus

MADISON – Ushering in Halloween vibes, the second annual Madison Witches Ride, Roll & Stroll promises a treat (no tricks!) for children of Madison, pets on parade and even some Flying Monkeys.

“This premiere event brings together members of the community for a great cause. Organized by Madison Visionary Partners or MVP to benefit the Madison Splash Pad fund, there has never been a better way to showcase your Halloween spirit,” MVP Executive Director Melanie Thornton said.

“The splash pad is in the very early stages of planning by the city, and proper approvals need to take place before a timeline can be established. We are committed to working with the city to make this project a reality,” Thornton said.

Madison witches will fly off on their brooms (or bicycles as improvised transportation) for their one-mile route, starting at Journey Middle School at 217 Celtic Drive for sign-in at the south parking lot by the gym on Oct. 22 from 2 to 2:45 p.m.

Witches will line up for their parade from 2:45 to 3 p.m. Then, they’ll take flight (hmmm . . . walk or ride) for their destination at Home Place Park, 130 Shorter St., east of Madison City Schools Stadium. The witches will throw candy to children along the route.

From 4 to 6 p.m., the Black Cat Block Party will entertain the crowd with children’s games and activities, music and concessions. The witches encourage anyone to dress up in costume (after all, Halloween will be only nine days away).

The Barks & Boos Pet Parade will start at 4:30 p.m. Registration fee is $25.

At 5:30 p.m., the devilish dogs will receive their awards for “Best Costume Overall,” “Best Group Costume,” “Best Cackle” and “Best Pet Costume.”

The Witches Ride activities will end at 6 p.m.

Individuals can sign up as a Flying Monkey, a route volunteer that assists the witches for setup, safety along the parade route and refills of candy. To volunteer, visit mvpmadison.org/madison-witches-ride and click the link after “Frequently Asked Questions.”

Flying Monkeys who need official receipts for volunteer hours will receive email after the event.

To register, witches should visit mvpmadison.org/madison-witches-ride, and click “Witches Ride Registration.” Registration will close at midnight on Oct. 20.

Registration fee is $50 through Oct. 9. Fee for late registration is $65 on Oct. 10-20.

Witches do melt when they get wet (remember “The Wizard of Oz?”), so a rain date is set for Oct. 29. Organizers will post weather updates with social media and email. No refunds will be issued in event of rain; all registration fees will be considered a donation for the splash pad.

For more information, visit mvpmadison.org/madison-witches-ride.

Madison

Rocket City Federal Credit Union establishes the “Detective Josh Moseley Fund” for assistance

Business

Stores, parents gearing up for sales-tax holiday

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

FCA Sports Camps- Faith And Sports

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – July 17, 2024

Madison

Madison Senior Center assists in TARCOG’s ‘Live and Live Well’ launch announcement

Madison

Canine officer, Bear, joins Madison Police force to detect devices, offer therapy

Bob Jones High School

Tosha Swearingen now serving as Rainbow Assistant Principal

James Clemens High School

Holmes accepts Assistant Principal position at Midtown

Madison

Nedjra Russell named Administrator of West Madison Pre-Kindergarten Center

Huntsville

Space & Rocket Center CEO to speak at chamber’s ‘Business Over Breakfast’

Madison

Main Street Alabama presents revitalization potential for downtown Madison

Main Street Alabama presents revitalization potential for downtown Madison

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Sparkman Grad Picked By Kansas City Royals In Major League Baseball Draft

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

“I’m Meant To Be Here”- Dell Pettus Signs With New England Patriots- Former Sparkman Player Goes Pro

Lifestyles

Get those pumpkins planted: Halloween starts in July

Events

CAFY Back to School event to be held Saturday at Calhoun’s Huntsville campus

Bob Jones High School

Teachers support DIAL Scholarship program at UAH

Events

Joe Davis Stadium to host UNA vs. Jax State collegiate soccer match Aug. 18

Huntsville

UAH announces search for a master developer to enhance college-town experience

Events

Huntsville Parks & Recreation to host inaugural Color Jam Family Fun Run & Walk

Madison

Fernandez named Assistant Coordinator of Accountability and Innovative Programs

Madison

ALEA reports 9 traffic deaths, 3 drownings over July Fourth travel period

Madison

Management institute awards scholarship to Michelle Epling

Madison

Sarah Crouch’s debut novel, ‘Middletide,’ sets whodunnit in Puget Sound

Liberty Middle School

White named Secondary Instructional Technology Specialist

x